1. ADAM GREEN, "Jacket Full of Danger"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It seems like the cool thing to do these days in hipster land is to prove just how much you are not a hipster. It seems like the cool thing to do these days in hipster land is to prove just how much you are not a hipster. And by those standards, former Moldy Peach Adam Green has proven once…

  2. Love! Boys In Mascara

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I love emo. There, I said it. Emo, emo, emo. I love emo. There, I said it. Emo, emo, emo. (Trade secret: If I love a genre, it usually means that said genre has morphed into pure, delicious pop.) By far the best band of the broody bunch is Panic! At The Disco and I'm here to say that it&…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman…

  4. Ken Oak Band

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Ken Oak Band calls its music "cello rock." With an acoustic setup based around a folk guitar, soulful cello work and calming lyrics, the band landed a spot on the March soundtrack to "She's the Ma The Ken Oak Band calls its music "cello rock." With an…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss song credits, top AC songs, ageism and more! CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE Fred, I have a question that I feel strikes a chord with many chart historians. It appears that Billboard has become pretty liberal with its designation of which artists get credit on a…

  6. Beck, QOTSA Take 'Detour' For L.A. Festival

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peeping Tom and Basement Jaxx lead the lineup for the first L.A. Weekly magazine-sponsored Detour Music Festival, Billboard.com can reveal. The daylong event will be hel Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peeping Tom and Basement Jaxx lead the lineup for the first L…

  7. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid All-New Top Five

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according to Nie Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard…

  8. Stone's Throw Acts Get Animated On CD/DVD

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the collaborative CD/DVD set "Chrome Children," due Oct. 3 via Stones Throw/Adult Swim. Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the…

  9. The Darkness Refutes Label Rumors

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the same statement, the group revealed that frontman Justin Hawkins entered a rehab facility last week to address unspecified substance abuse issues. U.K. glam rock act the Darkness has taken to its Web site to deny rumors it has been dropped by its label, Atlantic Records. In the same…

  10. Chart Beat

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Gin Blossoms, the Killers, George Strait and ladies whose names end with an "a." A VERY SPECIAL BLOSSOMS: For those who have been counting, it's been 10 years, one month and two weeks since the Gin Blossoms appeared on The Billboard 200. The band from Tempe,…

  11. Rick Ross' 'Hustle' Pays Off With No. 1 Debut

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami rapper Rick Ross' debut album "Port of Miami" bows at the top of The Billboard 200. The Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam effort sold 187,000 copies in the United Stat Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami…

  12. Westerberg, Stinson Together Again On 'Open Season'

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Replacements principals Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are together again on two songs from the "Open Season" soundtrack, due Sept. 26 via Lost Highway. On the heels of their surprise reunion to record two new songs for the recent Replacements best-of, Paul Westerberg and Tommy…

  13. Sleater-Kinney / Aug. 2, 2006 / New York (Webster Hall)

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Will heat stroke for Sleater-Kinney." One DIY fan had Sharpied this message of dedication on a plain white T she wore to the Aug. 2 Sleater-Kinney show at New York's Webster Hall -- the band's final "Will heat stroke for Sleater-Kinney." One DIY fan had Sharpied…

  14. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  15. 'Basic' Instinct

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the two-CD, 22-song "Back to Basics," Christina Aguilera's aim is no less ambitious than to pay homage to her musical heroes while inventing something completely new. On the two-CD, 22-song "Back to Basics," Christina Aguilera's aim is no less ambitious than…

  16. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs has decided to leave the band. Less than three weeks later, Paul McGuigan, the Oasis bassist known as "Guigsy," hands i 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the…

  18. Springsteen Tacks Five Songs Onto 'Seeger Sessions'

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected Sept. 5, an expanded edition of Bruce Springsteen's latest album, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions -- American Land Edition," will now arrive Oct. 3 via Columbia. The new ve Originally expected Sept. 5, an expanded edition of Bruce Springsteen's…

  19. Lollapalooza / Aug. 4-6, 2006 / Chicago (Grant Park)

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, and Kanye West swore there'd be "repercussions" for sound issues during his set. But when the three-day Lollapaloo The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on…

  20. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club of France. "Gene Simmons Family Jewels,…

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